9 days in Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Seattle

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day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Mon), look for gifts at LAURI, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and then take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel route app .

Seattle, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. Traveling from Seattle in March, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 30°F and 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 13th (Wed), make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get your game on at Kid's Land, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi online trip planner .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then head outdoors with Lake Inari.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Inari are 29°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

4
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Take a break from the city and head to Kopara Reindeer Park and Safaris. Explore hidden gems such as Salla Ski Resort and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°F in March, and nighttime lows around 11°F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salla, Luosto, Pyhatunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris

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